Tea from a samovar enjoyed in the region of Ismayilli, Azerbaijan.
After 3 years, I am finally back in Azerbaijan. I’ve been here for about a month already, staying in Baku with my family. The first couple of weeks were spent on a jetlag recovery, then I resumed my work on the book design and all things book related. Most of the time during the day I work on the book. Have seen a few of my friends (there are still at least 30 people to see!) so far, most of my relatives and have travelled to a few places outside of Baku. What can I say? Baku, my birthplace, has changed a lot since I came here last in 2010. Lots of construction going on.
I personally prefer being in the countryside in the summer as it is hot hot in Baku. The Azerbaijani countryside, especially the regions along the Caucasus Mountains – is a paradise. I will take you to a few places there through the pictures in my next blog post. While I sort out a zillion pictures in search of the best for you, have a very happy summer, friends! See you soon!
A gorgeous pomegranate tree in full bloom in our backyard in Baku.